Rebecca, who grew up in St. Albans, was part of YWP from 2006-2012 and is now a poet, essayist, and creative writing teacher. Her work has been featured in Black Warrior Review, ELKE: a little journal, The Boiler, and other literary magazines. Her first chapbook, The Bird Eaters, was published by dancing girl press in 2017. She is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she teaches creative writing and composition. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Drizzle Review, a book review site with a focus on minority authors and books in translation. You can find her work online at www.rebeccavalley.com.
This scholarship opportunity for YWP alumni during Vermont Week (April 29 - May 6) at Vermont Studio Center (VSC) was generously donated by Sarah Judd and Michael Nedell, supporters of YWP and VSC. Thank you Sarah and Michael! Rebecca plans to spend her week at VSC working on a book of narrative poems, which are tied to her upbringing in northern Vermont.